SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

July 07, 2015 12:16 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: BioBlitz adventure in Kananaskis Country

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - July 07, 2015) - Researchers and scientists from the University of Calgary and the Entomological Society of Alberta will offer citizen scientists a chance to learn more about the biodiversity in Kananaskis Country. BioBlitz 2015 is a 24-hour period of biological surveying in an attempt to record as many living species within a designated area. Visitors can watch and even assist scientists as they examine and catalogue their findings. For more information visit: http://www.ucalgary.ca/science/bioblitz_2015 and for full details on Biogeoscience Institute's Open House on July 12, 2015 go to: http://bgs.ucalgary.ca/openhouse2015

WHAT: BioBlitz 2015 & Biogeoscience Institute Open House

WHEN: BioBlitz: Saturday July 11, 3 p.m. - July 12, 3 p.m.
Biogeoscience Institute Open House July 12, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Barrier Lake Field Station, located on Highway 40, a one-hour drive from Calgary
Map: bgs.ucalgary.ca/node/214

WHO: University of Calgary researchers and students

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Gloria Visser-Niven
    Director of marketing and communications, Faculty of Science
    University of Calgary
    403.220.7056
    Cell: 403.542-9444
    gvissern@ucalgary.ca